MPT Madison Heights, MI

Electric Clutches and Brakes

Dependable Power Transmission Brakes for Mechanical Systems

Brakes are external power transmission devices that are installed in mechanical systems. They are used for applying force to slow or stop a running motor, or hold a load.  Also, they are used to prevent a machine or system from moving again. A combination of brakes and clutches are built into the design of most power transmission systems.

Depending on the specific requirement, a brake can be designed to function as an external or internal device. Thus, it can be either positioned off the gearbox or motor, or built into the motor (or gear motor).

Power Transmission Brakes at MPT Drives, Inc.

MPT Drives, Inc. is a global supplier of quality power transmission brake solutions for a range of industries. With the highest level of performance and reliability, you can always trust that the brakes offered by us will perform in the most demanding environments. When choosing a MPT Drives product, you can be sure of its quality, service, and longevity.

Brakes supplied by MPT Drives are utilized for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Mining
  • Turbines
  • Steel milling
  • Metal fabricating
  • Marine equipment
  • Material handling

Types of Brakes used in Power Transmission Applications

Various types of brakes are used in different power transmission applications. Some of the commonly used power transmission brakes that we regularly supply to our customers include:

  • Air brakes
  • Disc brakes
  • Drum brakes
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Electromagnetic brakes

Contact us today to discuss your brake requirements. Speak to our representatives, if you want more information regarding the brakes supplied by MPT Drives, Inc. Our knowledgeable team will take care of your toughest application needs. You can reach us via phone on (248) 585-9700, or email us at